Friday, November 30, 2018

Fri-Yay: The Prevailing Brilliance of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia; CBS Winter 2018 Comedy Plans

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

by Vincent

Recently, I caught up with the most recent season of FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Always Sunny is currently the longest-running live action sitcom on TV, having just finished its 13th season. The show premiered in 2005, an age that seems so far long and feels extraordinarily different from the current era, and yet, Sunny still fits seamlessly into the current TV landscape. In its 13th season, the show still feels vital and relevant - sometimes, in new ways than it did previously.

The buzziest episode of the 13th season was the finale, in which long-closeted gay character Mac performs an elaborate dance sequence, expressing his feelings about his sexuality. It was, by far, the most emotional Sunny has ever gotten, and many fans were put off by it. Personally, I'm happy that Sunny keeps experimenting and innovating its own process, even 13 seasons in. It's part of why the show has lasted the test of time, and why 13 seasons in, I'm still not waiting for the end. Granted, there were some signs of wear within Sunny's 13th season - not every episode was a hit, and the show missed Dennis who was only in the season sporadically - but the show is still brave, often hilarious, and still truly giving it its all. It's not a show that's resting on its laurels for easy laughs, the way many long-running sitcoms do. It's really hard to find many sitcoms that have remained relevant and hilarious as long as Sunny has - and it's why it remains a special part of the sitcom landscape.


Fam

CBS announced the comedy portion of its winter 2019 scheduling moves, including the series premiere of Fam and the return of Man with a Plan. CBS will premiere the new comedy Fam on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9:30PM, ET/PT after Murphy Brown completes its season order. Fam stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell in a comedy about a woman whose vision of a perfect life with her adoring fiancé and his wonderful parents is radically altered when her 16-year-old, out-of-control half-sister unexpectedly comes to live with her. As the family Clem (Dobrev) chose and the family she has blend, Clem realizes that this new happy fam may be the perfection she's always been seeking. Odessa Adlon, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph also star.

Man with a Plan

Also, Man with a Plan will return for its third season on Monday, Feb. 4 at 8:30PM ET/PT after Happy Together completes its season run. Man with a Plan stars Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about an old-school guy confronting the modern challenges of parenting, marriage and family. Liza Snyder, Kevin Nealon, Stacy Keach, Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann, Hala Finley, Matt Cook and Kali Rocha also star. The season premiere of Life in Pieces will be announced at a later date.



Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Very COZI Christmas on COZI TV; The Goldbergs Spin-off Schooled Set to Air Wednesdays

COZI TV

COZI TV invites fans to light up the tree, pour some hot cocoa, put on their pajamas and snuggle up in front of the television for a special marathon of all our favorite Christmas moments. With fourteen holiday-themed episodes from The Nanny, Will & Grace, Frasier and more, COZI TV's A Very COZI Christmas is guaranteed to make spirits bright this holiday season. The marathon will air Friday, December 14 at 6:00 PM and again on Christmas Eve (check local listings). A Very COZI Christmas includes episodes like "Frasier Grinch," recounting Frasier Crane's holiday gift dilemma, courtesy of the postal service, and the memorable Will & Grace episode "All About Christmas Eve," where Grace only has one extra ticket to the Nutcracker and doesn't know if she should spend the holidays with her new husband or her best friends.


Schooled

Schooled, a spinoff of the hit comedy series The Goldbergs, will make its premiere on The ABC Television Network, Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Schooled will air Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., following The Goldbergs. As a result, American Housewife will move to Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., beginning Tuesday, February 5, on the network. ABC also announced that it has added an additional episode to the American Housewife season order. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

Schooled, set in 1990-something, follows the hilarious faculty of William Penn Academy, led by new music teacher and WP graduate Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka), Principal Glascott (Tim Meadows), Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen) and young, enthusiastic super-teacher Charlie Brown, or CB for short (Brett Dier). Despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, these teachers are heroes to their students. Created by Adam F. Goldberg & Marc Firek, the series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson and Marc Firek are executive producers.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

CBS Loads Up on Reality in Midseason 2019; Comedy Central's 31 Days of Holiday Survival

The World's Best - RuPaul Charles, Faith Hill, James Corden and Drew Barrymore

CBS is building a strong roster of reality programming at midseason with the premieres of two new unscripted competitions and the return of three fan favorites. Big Brother: Celebrity Edition returns for a second season Monday, Jan. 21 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT. Following the premiere, Big Brother: Celebrity Edition will air on multiple nights each week for three weeks, with the two-hour finale on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 9-11. On Sunday, Feb. 3, immediately following Super Bowl LIII from 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT (time is approximate after post-game coverage), the new competition series The World's Best debuts with host James Corden and judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill. After the post-Super Bowl premiere, the show moves to Wednesdays beginning Feb. 6.

On Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, the Emmy Award-winning Survivor returns for its 38th season. Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst returns as host. The new high-stakes competition series Million Dollar Mile premieres Wednesday, March 27 from 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), after the wrap of The World's Best. Tim Tebow hosts, along with play-by-play commentators Matt "Money" Smith and Maria Taylor. Finally, the multiple Emmy Award-winning The Amazing Race returns on Wednesday, May 22 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT for its 31st season with Emmy Award-nominated host Phil Keoghan, following the wrap of Survivor's season. This season will feature a reality clash when fierce competitors from The Amazing Race, Big Brother, and Survivor race around the world for the $1 million prize. With all these moves on Wednesdays, drama Seal Team will move to 10pm starting Wednesday, March 13.


31 Days of Holiday Survival

It's been a YEAR, amiright? Comedy Central feels you and is celebrating the light at the end of the tunnel with a full month of special programming to help you take a load off. In its first ever 31 Days of Holiday Survival extravaganza, the network will feature movies, specials and event marathons - in addition to regularly scheduled programming - to make folks laugh out loud, forget their troubles and celebrate the year ahead.

Themed programming encompasses Drunk History, South Park, BoJack Horseman, Futurama, The Office: Best of Michael Scott, Chappelle's Show, Reno! 911, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special, Bad Santa and more. It all starts Saturday, December 1 with an Adam Sandler Movie Stunt and ends on December 31 with a Reno 911 Full Day New Year's Eve Marathon!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

AMC Gets Rankin/Bass Specials for Christmas; Jerry Springer Heads to Court in Fall 2019 Syndication

AMC Best Christmas Ever

AMC has viewers covered this holiday season with "AMC Best Christmas Ever," its largest slate of holiday programming ever featuring 35 films and 18 specials, airing all day, every day. It began yesterday (Monday, November 26) through Christmas Day, the monthlong programming marathon will offer up more than 600 hours of holiday-themed movies, specials and family favorite films, as well as the television debut of Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You (2017). AMC will be the exclusive home to Christmas favorites including Elf, The Polar Express and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation as well as 12 classic Christmas specials from the legendary Rankin/Bass production company, including The Year Without a Santa Claus, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Jack Frost, Rudolph's Shiny New Year and Frosty's Winter Wonderland, among many others. A complete list of the films and specials included in "AMC Best Christmas Ever" follows:

Holiday Films:
· Elf (2003)
· National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
· Polar Express, The (2004)
· Santa Clause 2, The (2002)
· Jingle All the Way (1996)
· Prancer (1989)
· Gremlins (1984)
· Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
· All I Want For Christmas (1991)
· Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
· Christmas in Connecticut (1992)
· Christmas Story 2, A (2012)
· Dennis the Menace Christmas, A (2007)
· Nativity Story, The (2006)
· Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (2004)
· To Grandmother's House We Go (1992)
· White Christmas (1954)
· Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
· Sons of Mistletoe, The (2001)
· Holiday to Remember, A (1995)
· Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
· One Magic Christmas (1985)
· Christmas Star, The (1986)
· Scoot & Kassie's Christmas Adventure (2013)
· 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012)


Holiday Specials:
· TV Premiere: Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You (2017)
· Year Without a Santa Claus, The (1974)
· 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
· Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)
· Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)
· Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976)
· Jack Frost (1979)
· Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular (2011)
· Merry Madagascar (2009)
· Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, The (2005)
· First Christmas, The (1975)
· Leprechauns' Christmas Gold, The (1981)
· Life & Adventures of Santa Claus, The (1985)
· Little Drummer Boy Book II, The (1976)
· Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977)
· Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)
· Nuttiest Nutcracker, The (1999)
· Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (1998)


Family Favorite Films:
· Happy Feet (2006)
· Happy Feet 2 (2011)
· Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
· Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
· Miracle (2004)
· Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
· Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
· Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
· Joyful Noise (2012)
· Last Holiday (2006)



Judge Jerry Springer

NBCUniversal Television Distribution will launch Judge Jerry, a daily, first-run half-hour court program debuting in national syndication in fall 2019. Judge Jerry has already been sold in 75% of the U.S. to major station groups, including Tribune, Sinclair, Weigel, Hearst, Cox, Sun Beam, Block, Raycom, Tegna, Scripps, Meredith, Capital and more. WPIX in New York is among the stations. This series will replace his talk show, which is ending after this season. The iconic Jerry Springer will slide from the stage to behind the bench using law and order to settle disputeson his new show. Judge Jerry will take on actual cases from real people. In each episode, Judge Springer will hear cases and render a verdict with a fair yet firm hand and always leave litigants with a dose of classic Springer wisdom.

Judge Jerry will be taped in front of a live studio audience at the Stamford Media Center in Connecticut. The Stamford Media Center is also home to long-running and successful NBCU talk shows The Steve Wilkos Show and Maury. Judge Jerry will be produced and distributed in the U.S. by NBCUniversal Television Distribution. Prior to his work in entertainment, Springer began his career as a lawyer having received his law degree from Northwestern University. He joined a law firm in Cincinnati and began practicing law, which he would continue to do for over 15 years.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Hulu Comedy Future Man Returns Jan. 11; PEN15, A New R-Rated Comedy Series

Future Man

Future Man, Hulu's hit comedy series from the guys who brought you Sausage Party has a premiere date for the second season! Season 2 premieres Friday, January 11, only on Hulu. Season two picks up in 2162, and Josh, Wolf, and Tiger learn that their season one mission to stop the cure from getting out didn't work. In this timeline, Stu Camillo is now in power, having created the cure, and launched a plan to relocate humanity to Mars. A shadowy organization called the Pointed Circle seeks to recruit Josh to take Stu down - but are they the good guys, or is Stu? As Wolf quickly acclimates to the strange customs of this time, Tiger struggles with her Biotic identity and searches for an escape. Josh unites the team in an epic plan to save the world, but their time-traveling catches up to them, and they must reckon with their choices and what to do next.

The series stars Josh Hutcherson (as Josh Futturman), Eliza Coupe (as Tiger), Derek Wilson (as Wolf) and Haley Joel Osment (as Stu Camillo). It's created, written and executive produced by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir (Sausage Party, Preacher) and executive produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Matt Tolmach, James Weaver and Ben Karlin.


PEN15

Grab your gel pens and rolly backpacks, because it's time to head back to middle school with PEN15, Hulu's new R-rated single-camera comedy from The Lonely Island. Hulu is excited to announce that all 10 episodes will premiere Friday, February 8, 2019 only on Hulu. From the producing minds of The Lonely Island, and the brain child of real life best friends and comics, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, PEN15 is middle school as it really happened. Maya and Anna star in this adult comedy, playing versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 26, 2018)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of November 26-30, 2018, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Sunday, November 25
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Catch Connie on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee appears on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
Monday, November 26
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Watch Rami on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT and on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David stops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Dads) - Vanessa guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Francia Raisa (grown-ish) - Francia drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa talks about her new movie A Very Nutty Christmas on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am, on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie talks about Bravo's Dear John on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti opens up about her 22-year battle with diabetes on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia is a guest on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Tuesday, November 27
  • Judy Greer (Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Catch Judy on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement/My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star) - Oliver visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Ariel Winter (Modern Family) - Ariel talks about Modern Family on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan makes his Italian pasta bake on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa talks about A Very Nutty Christmas on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Laura talks about Orange is the New Black on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia is a guest on People Now at 12pm.
Wednesday, November 28
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Watch Eric on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Travelers on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Jason is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - John visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • RonReaco Lee (Survivor's Remorse/Let's Stay Together/Sister, Sister) - RonReaco appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is in the hot seat taking the audience's rapid-fire questions on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Meadows (No Activity/Son of Zorn/Marry Me/Mr. Box Office/The Bill Engvall Show) - Tim talks about No Activity on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm. Tim and Cristin Milioti will be on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea talks about the new season of Fuller House on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alex Borstein (Family Guy/Getting On) - Alex talks about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan talks about Myths and Mysteries on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Leslie Jordan (The Cool Kids/Will & Grace/Hearts Afire) - Leslie is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa gives the scoop on her new Christmas movie A Very Nutty Christmas on People Now at 12pm.
  • Zachery Ty Bryan and Taran Noah Smith (Home Improvement) - Zachery and Taran celebrate the 90s on Access Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, November 29
  • Michael B. Jordan (The Assistants) - Catch Michael on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tim Meadows (Son of Zorn/Marry Me/Mr. Box Office/The Bill Engvall Show) - Tim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kermit the Frog (The Muppets) - Kermit is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Peter Krause (Sports Night/Cybill) - Peter stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Megan Fox (Will & Grace) - Megan appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/Stark Raving Mad/We Are Men) - Tony chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jasmine Guy (A Different World) and Kadeem Hardison (K.C. Undercover/Abby/Between Brothers) - Jasmine and Kadeem are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa gives the scoop on her new Christmas movie A Very Nutty Christmas on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ariel Winter (Modern Family) - Ariel appears on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary talks about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jennifer Finnigan (Better with You/Committed/Student Bodies) - Jennifer talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Welcome to Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on the BUILD Series at 11am.
Friday, November 30
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Mila is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Bryan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (Big Mouth/Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Luis Guzman (How to Make It in America/Luis) - Luis is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears with his husband, Scott, and they've got the scoop on their new kids book on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly visits Access Live, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, November 25

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Turns 65" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Even though Margaret doesn't feel like celebrating, Hank, Sid and Charlie insist on taking her out to the local club for her birthday.

Bob's Burgers - "Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Convinced she's met the love of her life, Tina disguises herself as a boy and sneaks into the Boyz 4 Now auditions to find him; Teddy asks the rest of the Belcher gang to nurse his baby rat back to health.

The Simpsons - "Krusty the Clown" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer finds his calling as a TV recapper, but his harsh grading causes a brawl with Krusty; after almost killing Homer, Krusty hides out at a real circus and finds happiness there.

Bob's Burgers - "Roller? I Hardly Knew Her" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Gene is livid when his best friend Alex ditches him to be Courtney's roller-dancing partner; Teddy, Linda and Bob let their imaginations get the best of them when they discover someone is stalking the restaurant.

Family Guy - "Dog Bites Bear" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Brian get into a friendship-ending fight after Brian commits a terrible act to one of Stewie's beloved toys; Peter refuses to wash his hand after meeting his favorite breakfast cereal mascot, Boo Berry.

Rel - "Laundry Room" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Rel invites his Dad, Brittany and Nat to brunch; his plans go awry when his clothes are held hostage in his laundry room by a local gang.


Monday, November 26

The Big Bang Theory - "The Confidence Erosion" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy try to eliminate stress from wedding planning by applying math to the process. Also, Koothrappali “breaks up” with Wolowitz after realizing his best friend is actually hurting his confidence.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Repipe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a water pipe bursts at the Johnsons’ home, Calvin reluctantly agrees to help Dave repair the damage. Also, Gemma discovers a surprising secret about her new neighbor.


Tuesday, November 27

The Conners - "One Flew Over the Conners' Nest" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With Mark and Mary’s help, Jackie convinces Dan to build a chicken coop in the backyard so the family can eat organic eggs, but from a bird’s-eye view, it appears that she may have ulterior motives. Becky meets with Andrea for the first time since the surrogacy mishap, and Darlene is forced to deal with a sleazy customer at her casino job.

The Kids Are Alright - "Behind the Counter" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mike comes to the conclusion that Eddie is being sexually active and takes it upon himself to give him enough advice to work things out. Later, Peggy disagrees with how Mike handled the situation and they argue over how much they should interfere in their children’s lives. Elsewhere, Joey and Timmy attempt to disrupt Frank’s plan to do free yardwork so that they can go back to getting paid.

black-ish - "Stand Up, Fall Down" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Junior hasn’t been doing much at home during his gap year, so Dre decides to put him to work as an intern at Stevens & Lido. Junior is astonished to see Dre’s co-workers say offensive things and Dre letting it slide. Meanwhile, Bow lets Ruby watch Devante after the nanny quits; and Ruby has a hard time following Bow’s rules.

Splitting Up Together - "Glowing Pains" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena tries to support Maya in any way she can with her pregnancy, only to get accused of being too controlling and taking over. Meanwhile, after Martin reads Mae’s diary, he suspects that she is romantically involved with her teacher and panics. Elsewhere, Arthur and Camille volunteer to temporarily take in Arthur’s teenage nephew to help his overworked sister.

The Guest Book - "Tonight You Become a Man" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Anne and Scott leave their 6-year-old son Sam alone in the vacation home so they can attend Beacharoo, the town's music festival; Nikki confesses her secret to Vivian.


Wednesday, November 28

The Goldbergs - "The Living Room: A 100 Percent True Story" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Barry realizes that as a future doctor, he should be more concerned about Murray’s health, so he enlists the Jenkintown Posse and Coach Mellor to help get his father in shape. Meanwhile, Beverly is horrified to learn that Erica and Adam don’t want any of the priceless heirlooms in her fancy, never-really-used living room.

American Housewife - "Trophy Wife" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie lands the perfect pawn to play on the insecurities of the Westport housewives when she convinces a hot young trophy wife named Harper (Victoria Justice) to volunteer as room mom for Anna-Kat’s class, but she quickly shifts gears when Harper rejects Anna-Kat’s idea for movie night. Meanwhile, Greg enlists the help of the kids to get Katie’s mom, Kathryn (Wendie Malick), to take an interest in someone other than herself.

Modern Family - "Kids These Days" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Haley needs a little motherly advice from Claire as she considers her future with Dylan and her career. Meanwhile, Jay and Cam’s less than politically correct coaching style earns them a class on sensitivity from Manny and Phil; and Mitch runs into Phil’s nemesis, Gil, at an unlikely place.

Single Parents - "The Beast" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will encourages Angie to rediscover her passion for heavy metal music by taking a guitar class, and in turn, Angie insists that Will get back in the field covering weather by driving both of them into a storm. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang explore their romantic passions as Douglas pursues his crush on Big Red with the help of Miggy, and Poppy feels an instant connection with a dreamy musician.


Thursday, November 29

The Big Bang Theory - "The Wedding Gift Wormhole" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy drive themselves crazy trying to figure out what “perfect gift” Leonard and Penny gave them for their wedding. Also, Koothrappali decides he wants to settle down and asks his father to arrange a marriage for him.

Young Sheldon - "A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man’s Backside" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book, and Sheldon decides it’s time to stop living under Mary’s thumb.

Mom - "Pork Loin and a Beat-Up Monte Carlo" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy competes with her classmates for a prestigious internship, and Bonnie babysits Tammy following her oral surgery.

Murphy Brown - "Beat the Press" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Frank is physically attacked while covering a political rally, for the first time in her career Murphy is afraid to dispute the opposing viewpoint of a guest on her show.

Will & Grace - "So Long, Division" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) convinces Grace (Debra Messing) that her boyfriend, Noah (guest star David Schwimmer), isn't in the wrong by refusing to let her meet his daughter, Katie. When Grace goes to apologize to Noah, she unintentionally meets Katie. Meanwhile, Will's mom, Marilyn (guest star Blythe Danner), visits after the death of her beloved dog, and becomes upset when she doesn't get the emotional support she expects from her son. And Jack (Sean Hayes) gets into an argument with his rec center boss, Theo (guest star Derek Gaines).

I Feel Bad - "I Need My Mom" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya is temporarily unable to care for the kids due to an injury, Emet and David reluctantly hire a babysitter, only to discover their lives may be better for it.


Friday, November 30

Andi Mack - "The New Girls" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A teenager goes down a road of self-discovery after her older sister unexpectedly returns.

Coop & Cami Ask the World - "Would You Wrather Build a Sled?" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Charlotte backs out of an annual "snowling" tradition for an overnight with her friends, Cami sets out to sabotage her sister's sleepover.

Raven's Home - "Keepin' It Real" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Raven secures social influencer Lil Z to appear at the launch of her fashion show, but the kids compromise everything when they use Lil Z's name to sell raffle tickets without his permission.

The Paynes - "Payneful Choices" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Nyla is left with life-altering decisions.


Saturday, December 1

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Spare Key" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dave gives Calvin a spare key to the Johnsons’ house in case of an emergency and is pleasantly surprised when the gesture is reciprocated – or so he thinks.

Happy Together - "Scrubbing" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jake and Claire attempt to follow Cooper’s minimalist lifestyle by “scrubbing” their home of all their old and forgotten belongings. However, they find that letting go of the past is harder than it seems.


Sunday, December 2

The Simpsons - "Daddicus Finch" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa and Homer's bond gets stronger when they start spending real quality time together; Bart feels neglected, so Marge tries to help Homer balance his attention between the kids.

Bob's Burgers - "UFO No You Didn't" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Tina and her new science partner create a device that allows them to communicate with aliens, but their excitement turns to fear when they receive a dangerous warning message; Bob attempts to sell mini coatracks he bought.

Family Guy - "Con Heiress" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Stewie and Brian compete for the inheritance of a wealthy, older heiress; Peter and Chris battle for Mr. Herbert's affection.

Rel - "Brittany's Mom" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Brittany's estranged mom shows up unexpectedly in hopes of being reunited with her daughter; Rel convinces Brittany to give her a second chance, but Brittany worries her mom isn't the changed woman she claims to be.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, November 24, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Passes on Sue Heck Spinoff of The Middle; What's Next for TV Land?

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Thanksgiving weekend is in full force, and we hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving... and that you're prepared for Christmas, for better or for worse! This week, we're hearing some news about the proposed Sue Heck spinoff of The Middle, a potential change in direction for TV Land, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • What the heck? It seems 2019 may not be the year of Sue Heck after all, as ABC has passed on the spinoff featuring the character of The Middle. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • TV Land’s last original scripted series, Teachers, has been cancelled, and there is some speculation that the network (which has fallen significantly in ratings from their heyday of the late 90s and early 00s) may be shifting more back to its classic TV roots. (Deadline)
  • We only pick on Alec Baldwin because we want to see him back on Saturday Night Live where he belongs, and he may be getting closer to that, as this week, a rerun of Shark Tank did double the ratings that his talk show previously did in the same timeslot on Sunday night.(Hollywood Reporter)
  • Four decades later, the "Turkeys Away" episode of WKRP in Cincinnati still stands out as one of the best Thanksgiving episodes of a series. (Vulture)
  • Just for a little holiday weekend fun (and since it's a slow news week), here's a list of some interesting things about some classic sitcoms that you may not necessarily know. (Screen Rant)
  • Laff and Escape have some new series coming for the new year. (SitcomsOnline)

TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 27) HOME MEDIA RELEASE

What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season



WEEKLY PLANNER (NOVEMBER 24 - NOVEMBER 30)
  • Decades has a binge marathon of Streets of San Francisco this weekend.
  • Antenna TV still has Growing Pains going all weekend long, until the final episode.
  • NBC gears up for the Christmas season on Wednesday night, with the 86th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center special as well as A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy (featuring John Legend and Chrissy Teigen).
  • ABC kicks off the Christmas season on Thursday night with three hours of Christmas programming, including Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Toy Story That Time Forgot, and the two hour special, Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration.
  • CBS isn't going all out like ABC and NBC are with any all-night Christmas specials next week, but they do have what is perhaps the biggest classic favorite on Tuesday night, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Friday, November 23, 2018

TV Land's Final Original Returns Jan. 15; Girlfriends, Eve Among Sitcoms Coming to Cleo TV

Teachers

Mark your calendars! TV Land comedy Teachers returns for its final season on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:00pm ET/PT. This will also be the final original series for TV Land. The network's most-talked about series Younger is being moved to sister network Paramount Network for season 6 this spring. Teachers revolves around a group of elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds of America's youth, but don't have their own lives together at all. Teachers is created by and stars the improv group The Katydids - Caitlin Barlow (Ms. Cannon), Katy Colloton (Ms. Snap), Cate Freedman (Ms. Feldman), Kate Lambert (Ms. Watson), Katie O'Brien (Ms. Bennigan) and Kathryn Renée Thomas (Mrs. Adler).


Girlfriends and Eve

This January, TV One will launch CLEO TV, a new aspirational lifestyle and entertainment cable network targeting Millennial and Gen X women of color. Derived from the name Cleopatra, one of the most powerful, trendsetting, rule-breaking and iconic women in history, CLEO TV will offer quality content that defies negative and cultural stereotypes of today's modern women. The network promises a unique and diverse lineup of short and long-form programming that reflects the multifaceted interests of this generation. With a bold, fearless and fresh take, CLEO TV gives multicultural young women a destination for content centered around travel, home design, relationships, finances, cooking, talk shows, movies, docu-series, sitcoms and much more. As previously announced, CLEO TV will be broadly distributed on Comcast Xfinity beginning January 19, 2019. Additional affiliate distribution agreements will be announced in the coming months. CLEO TV launch advertisers include CURLS Beauty Brands.

In addition to its original programs and acquired series, CLEO TV's programming slate will include daily talk show Sister Circle Live and syndicated sitcoms that appeal to young women of color such as Girlfriends and Eve. More info on the other sitcom slate and the full schedule is still to come, stay tuned!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

2018 Thanksgiving TV Marathons on TV This Holiday Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We thank you for visiting us on this special day and every other day, all-year. We also are very thankful that you all will continue to visit every single day and making this blog a continued huge success. We get thousands of visitors every day (even on weekends). So, we thank you for the growth each year! It is simply amazing and I can't believe it has been over 12 years now of posting on this blog every single day no matter what! No days off!

Before we let you all go back to your families (or special friends), we want to let you know the marathons on TV you and your family might want to watch during the day and after Thanksgiving dinner. We love TV marathons and you all come here on each holiday to see what marathons are airing, so as always we will do that today, too, of course!

We have told you about some of the sitcom related marathons already in our regular news stories. Our pick of the weekend is the Growing Pains Every Episode marathon that began yesterday at 5am ET and lasting through Sunday on Antenna TV! Enjoy every single episode! COZI TV has an "Unexpected Guests" Marathon with guest stars on their series! getTV has Thanksgiving Day "First Families of Comedy" marathon, featuring back-to-back episodes of Married with Children, All in the Family, Sanford and Son and Good Times. TV Land has a Laugh More-a-thon Marathon of The Andy Griffith Show airing today on Thanksgiving Day from 9am-3pm. TBS will once again present a Friends marathon today, Thanksgiving Day, from 1pm-6pm with all of the series' Thanksgiving episodes. Bob's Burgers and Family Guy mini-marathons will lead-in starting at 8:30am. And want more Friends? Paramount Network has a marathon from 7pm-12am, following a Mom marathon from 8am-7pm. IFC launches Pee-Wee's Playhouse with a marathon starting at 6am. Pop will have a marathon of Party of Five from 12-3pm into a marathon of Gilmore Girls from 3pm-8pm. And New York City is lucky to have a marathon of The Honeymooners for the seventh straight year on Thanksgiving, today on WPIX from 11am-3pm, sandwiched in between two airings of the movie March of the Wooden Soldiers at 9am and 3pm!

Logo has a Mama's Family marathon starting at 3am through 12am today! FXX is presenting a marathon of The Simpsons in primetime from 8pm-12am once again on Thanksgiving night. black-ish mini-marathon on Thanksgiving Day will air from 5pm-8pm leading-in. Comedy Central has a The Office marathon from 2pm-8pm. USA Network will present a Chrisely Knows Best marathon from 6am-8pm today. Fuse has a bunch of sitcoms airing today like Moesha and Sister Sister from 9am-8:30pm. IFC has a Three Stooges marathon from 6am-6pm. UP has the Gilmore Girls marathon starting at midnight. WGN America has a marathon of Last Man Standing from 7pm-1am. ION has a CSI marathon today beginning at 11am through 3am. Oxygen has a Chicago P.D. marathon from 9am-2am. Other notables for Thanksgiving Thursday include The Godfather trilogy marathon on AMC starting at 9am, and a Gone with the Wind marathon on Sundance starting at 6am. We also have many many movies marathons on networks like TNT, VH1, Freeform, E!, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, Lifetime, Universal HD, and more.

View our Freeform 25 Days of Christmas schedule, because that is the place to be as always during the holiday season beginning December 1! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

According to Jim Coming to Laff, While Dramas Come to Escape; The Ranch Part 6 on Netflix in December

According to Jim

Katz Networks, part of The E.W. Scripps Company, announced three major off-network series licensing agreements. Escape, the over-the-air network reaching women 25-54 with a brand of programming anchored in stories of crime and mystery, has acquired the television rights to Law & Order and Boston Legal in two individual deals. Escape lands the first 12 seasons of Law & Order - the longest-running crime and investigation drama on American primetime television – in a multi-year licensing agreement with Universal Television. The complete series/five seasons of Boston Legal come from Twentieth Television, Inc. Laff, television's fastest-growing network and the nation's first over-the-air network devoted to comedy around-the-clock, has landed the broadcast television rights to all eight seasons of According to Jim, starring Jim Belushi, in an agreement with Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International.

Escape will launch both series on New Year's Day. They join another hit off-network crime drama, Without a Trace, in the Escape line-up. Laff will debut According to Jim in early 2019. These agreements come on the heels of Katz sister network Bounce landing broadcast rights to the iconic series Scandal which just joined Bounce's primetime line-up. According to Jim joins Laff's sitcom hall-of-fame line-up which includes Home Improvement, 3rd Rock from the Sun, That '70s Show, The Drew Carey Show, Night Court, Spin City and more.


The Ranch

YEE-HAW! Co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Elisha Cuthbert just ran 13 stories to tell you when The Ranch is back! What gets Ashton Kutcher up in the morning? Coors or Keystone? How does he feel about Tom Brady? And when can fans expect new episodes of The Ranch?! Running up 13 stories at Netflix, Elisha Cuthbert gets the inside scoop from co-star Ashton Kutcher - the two triumphantly reach the top, marking their victory by shouting from the [Netflix] rooftop, 10 all-new episodes of The Ranch premiere December 7 on Netflix! Set in present day on a Colorado ranch outside Denver, this multi-camera family comedy returns with new episodes (Part 6, 10 new episodes for the back-half of season three) on December 7. Starring Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, Elisha Cuthbert, Debra Winger and new guest star, Dax Shepard - the show follows Colt's (Kutcher) return home after a brief and failed semi-pro football career to run the family ranching business with his father Beau (Elliott). The sitcom has already been renewed for a 4th season of 20 episodes, so look out for Parts 7 and 8 in 2019!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Comcast to Launch 2 New Networks; Disney Sitcom Launches Jan. 25

AFRO and CLEO TV

Comcast Corporation announced it has selected two new African American majority owned independent networks to be broadly distributed on Comcast Cable systems beginning in January 2019. After a thorough evaluation of dozens of proposals, Comcast selected AFRO and CLEO TV, both of which will provide quality entertainment that highlights and features TV and movie content about African American and black communities. AFRO, a channel from Afrotainment, is a 24-hour polycultural black network mainly broadcasting top-rated Nollywood and black movies, dramas, sitcoms, music, talk, and late night comedy shows. CLEO TV is a lifestyle and entertainment network targeting Millennial and Gen X women of color. Derived from the name Cleopatra, one of the most powerful, trendsetting, rule-breaking and iconic women in history, CLEO TV will offer quality content that defies negative and cultural stereotypes of today’s modern women. The network promises a unique and diverse offering of short-form and long-form content including travel, home design, cooking, talk shows, movies, docu-series, sitcoms and much more.

AFRO and CLEO TV will join over 100 diverse networks available across Xfinity platforms, which offered over 14,000 hours of diverse on demand and online programming in 2017. In 2011, as part of Comcast’s commitments made in connection with the NBCUniversal transaction, Comcast agreed to launch 10 new independently owned and operated networks by 2019, including eight that are minority-owned or -operated. Six minority-owned networks have already launched, including BabyFirst Americas (2012), El Rey (2013), Kids Central (2017), and Primo TV (2017) which are primarily Hispanic American owned and operated; and ASPiRE (2012) and REVOLT (2013) which are majority African American owned. AFRO and CLEO TV will be the next two networks to launch as part of this commitment.


Sydney to the Max

Sydney to the Max, a sitcom introducing 13-year-old actress/musical artist Ruth Righi (Broadway's School of Rock The Musical) in her first leading role, is set to premiere Friday, Jan. 25 at 8:300 p.m. EST/PST, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Created by Mark Reisman (Frasier, Wings, The Exes), the series is geared for kids ages 6-14 and families. It also stars Ian Reed Kesler (Suits), Caroline Rhea (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Phineas and Ferb), Jackson Dollinger (Puppy Dog Pals), Ava Kolker (Girl Meets World) and Christian J. Simon (The Amazing World of Gumball).

Set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s, the comedy revolves around outgoing middle schooler Sydney Reynolds who lives with her single dad Max in the house he grew up in, along with her progressive grandmother Judy - three generations under one roof. As Sydney's preteen pursuits begin to expand with unexpected and funny twists, Max tries to get a better sense of the guidance, perspective and support she needs. Grandma, full of both parental wisdom and wisecracks, has a razor-sharp memory that proves Max's own teenage antics parallel Sydney's. Flashback scenes to a young Max and his best friend Leo juxtapose the funny predicaments invented by Sydney and her vivacious friend Olive. Caroline Rhea plays Judy in both eras. Ian Reed Kesler is adult Max, Jackson Dollinger is young Max, Ava Kolker is Olive and Christian J. Simon is Leo.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Showtime's SMILF Returns for 2nd Season on Jan. 20; Bunk'd Renewed for 4th Season Without Key Stars

SMILF

The hit Golden Globe(R) nominated SHOWTIME comedy series SMILF, starring creator, executive producer and showrunner Frankie Shaw in her Golden Globe-nominated performance and multiple Emmy(R) Award winner Rosie O'Donnell, will return to the network on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. To preview what's to come for Bridgette Bird (Shaw) - a single mother living fearlessly - and her family, exes and friends, SHOWTIME has debuted a new season two trailer. Filmed on location in Boston, this season finds Bridgette trying to move forward and focus on her future, while attempting to exorcise old ghosts and atone for past misdeeds. She's still toiling away in her day job working for narcissistic boss Ally (guest star Connie Britton). Meanwhile, Bridgette's mother Tutu (O'Donnell) rallies from a heartbreaking setback punctuated by the presence of her co-dependent younger sister Jackie (guest star Sherie Rene Scott). Ex-boyfriend Rafi (Miguel Gomez) and his girlfriend Nelson Rose (Samara Weaving) grow closer, while Eliza (Raven Goodwin, now a series regular) deals with her own family drama. Viewers will also go back in time to witness the highly unconventional birth of Bridgette's beloved son, Larry (Alexandra and Anna Reimer).

Season two guest stars include Oscar(R) and Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Melanie Griffith (Working Girl) as Nelson Rose's free-spirited mother Enid and Claudia O'Doherty (Love) as Nelson's disillusioned sister, Winnie; and Ally Sheedy (Psych) as Bridgette's midwife, Fiona. Additional guest stars include Stormy Daniels, Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here) and Dan Aid. Mark Webber, Bodega Bamz, Blake Clark, Kimberley Crossman and Mia Kaplan return as guest stars. Shaw will also direct several episodes. Other directors this season include Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Cate Shortland (Marvel's Black Widow).

Created, starring and executive produced by Frankie Shaw, SMILF is a raw, honest look at the life of a single mom based on Shaw's Sundance Film Festival(R) Jury Award-winning short film of the same name. The series, which earned Shaw a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination, also stars O'Donnell in her first series regular TV role. The series takes a comedic look at the life of a young woman from South Boston who struggles to overcome her personal demons, as well as the circumstantial trials and tribulations of working class single motherhood. Shaw brings her singular, unapologetic point of view to the semi-autobiographical comedy series, whose title is meant to be ironic and to reclaim the demeaning nature of the label. The cast also includes Miguel Gomez, Samara Weaving, Raven Goodwin and Alexandra and Anna Reimer.


Bunk'd

The wildly successful sitcom Bunk'd has been ordered for a fourth season by Disney Channel. Production will begin in March 2019 on the series starring fan-favorite Miranda May as Lou Hockhauser, the cheerful Woodchuck counselor turned owner of Maine's rustic Camp Kikiwaka summer camp. The series also stars Mallory James Mahoney (Disney Channel's Adventures in Babysitting), Raphael Alejandro (ABC's Once Upon a Time) and Will Buie Jr. (Gifted) as the campers who return with Lou to create a summer of fun and friendship for a new group of young campers. Additional casting is to be announced. Created by Pamela Eells O'Connell, Bunk'd began as a spin-off to Disney Channel's hit series Jessie (2011-15). Actors Peyton List, Skai Jackson and Karan Brar starred in both series and after 98 episodes of Jessie and 58 episodes of Bunk'd, they concluded their run on the series. List and Brar also made their directorial debuts with episodes of Bunk'd.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 19, 2018)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of November 19-23, 2018, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Sunday, November 18
  • Lauren Graham (Conrad Bloom/Townies/Good Company) - Catch Lauren on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
Monday, November 19
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Watch Chris on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Mila is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Ralph Breaks the Internet on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings), The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Jason stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Janet Montgomery (Entourage) - Janet appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Vicki Lawrence (The Cool Kids/Mama's Family) - Vicki chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Second Generation Wayans) - Tatyana talks about Jingle Belle on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John talks about The National Dog Show on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
Tuesday, November 20
  • Michael B. Jordan (The Assistants) - Catch Michael on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Judy Greer (Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy stops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti talks about Christmas Everlasting on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario stops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Second Generation Wayans) - Tatyana talks about Christmas Everlasting on People Now at 12pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tisha Campbell-Martin (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tisha and Tichina talk about BET Presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm. They also talk about The Neighborhood on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Alicia Witt (Cybill) and Colin Ferguson (Then Came You) - Alicia and Colin talk about their Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, November 21
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Watch Tim on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Michael B. Jordan (The Assistants) - Michael visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about I'm Coming Home on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Constance Marie (George Lopez/Union Square) - Constance guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class/Sparks) - Robin stops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John talks about The National Dog Show on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo talks about Thanks & Giving Today on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jazz Smollett (On Our Own) - Jazz shows the last-minute Thanksgiving tips and tricks to save the day on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Michael B. Jordan (The Assistants) - Michael appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Thursday, November 22
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joey King (Bent) - Joey appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
Friday, November 23
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Jason chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Faith Ford (Murphy Brown/Hope & Faith) - Faith visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish/grown-ish) - Yara appears on a repeat of The Ellen Degeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nico Tortorella (younger) - Nico drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny is a guest on a repeat of Access Live, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, November 18

The Simpsons - "Werking Mom" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Marge wants a job and stumbles into becoming a plastic food storage container-selling drag queen; Lisa tries to make the world better in the style of "Amelie."

Bob's Burgers - "I Bob Your Pardon" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Belchers set out to save a turkey from a trip to the slaughterhouse, but the mission becomes more complicated than they had anticipated.

Family Guy - "The Griffin Winter Games" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
To the surprise of all the Griffins, Meg makes the U.S. Olympic team as a biathlete and competes in the Winter Olympics.

Rel - "Blizzard" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Rel meets a new friend when he gets stuck at the hospital in the midst of a blizzard; Brittany and Nat get snowed in at a bar, along with Brittany's emotional ex-boyfriend.


Monday, November 19

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Thanksgiving" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dave and Gemma host a memorable Thanksgiving in their new home when Dave’s politically incorrect mother, Paula (Marilu Henner), visits from out of town and meets Calvin, Tina and the rest of the Butler family for the first time.

Happy Together - "Til Death Do We Party" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jake and Claire worry that Bonnie and Gerald are partying too hard in their retirement. Also, Cooper seeks inspiration for a new song.


Tuesday, November 20

The Conners - "Miracles" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Life-changing news lands in the Conner household when a member of the family makes an announcement that no one saw coming. Meanwhile, Dan is suspicious that Becky isn’t sticking to her end of the deal when it comes to her drinking. Darlene continues her job search, and Jackie offers English lessons to a Casita Bonita busboy in need.

The Kids Are Alright - "Boxing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Frank announces that he has decided to compete in the church boxing tournament, making it obvious that he’s playing for Mike’s affections. When Frank can’t cut it, Timmy steps in and takes up boxing in order to bond with his dad and get his approval. Ultimately, he has to choose between his dad’s dreams for him and his own dreams of showbiz glory. Elsewhere, feeling rusty after being at the seminary for so long, Lawrence asks Eddie to help prepare him for a date by taking him on a “practice date”.

black-ish - "Good Grief" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bow’s mom, Alicia, visits the family for the first time since the loss of Bow’s dad, and she is still heavily grieving. Bow decides to throw a big luau-themed party for what would have been her dad’s next birthday. Meanwhile, Mason has an extra ticket to an MMA fight and invites Diane on the same night as the party.

Splitting Up Together - "Yes, Deer" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Vlad, the new contractor for the house, arrives with his crew and Lena immediately begins to clash with him over his methods of repairing the house. Martin, on the other hand, feels that Lena should let them do what they were hired to do. After overhearing that she’s too uptight, Lena calls up an old friend to help her let out her frustrations. Elsewhere, Martin takes Mason camping to help him get over his breakup with Hazel and to teach him how to be a man, only to learn from him that it is okay to express his emotions.

The Guest Book - "Invisible Son" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Clem asks a stripper to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to convince his vacationing family that he is normal; once they get to Barefeet Retreat, it is discovered that Clem's fake girlfriend isn't the only thing he's been lying about.


Wednesday, November 21

Modern Family - "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During Jay’s Thanksgiving toast, he honors the entire family on their recent successes, even though everyone knows that isn’t quite true. As everyone desperately tries to hide the facts about their perceived triumphs, Phil works hard to master a classic magic trick and prove he’s not the family failure.

Single Parents - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he’s lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Miggy – at his daughter’s school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

The Goldbergs - "A Wall Street Thanksgiving" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During the holiday, Uncle Marvin reveals he has become a stockbroker and convinces Barry and the JTP to invest their money with him. Murray intervenes which has repercussions for Barry. Meanwhile, Erica tells Geoff she is in debt and gets swept up in the family investment. Later, Beverly invites 50 people over for a Thanksgiving potluck instead of stressing out cooking for the family, but the plan backfires and Beverly realizes some traditions shouldn’t change.

Single Parents - "Sleepover Ready" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Douglas is stuck hosting the kids’ Saturday sleepover, and Will uses this as an opportunity to try to bond with Douglas, something he hasn’t been able to do before. Angie and Graham both struggle with their own fear of sleepovers – Graham is worried to stay the night without his mom and not in his own house, and Angie is worried to sleep over with her man friend Owen. Meanwhile, Poppy helps Miggy come up with potential job ideas in order to help him become more responsible.


Thursday, November 22

The Big Bang Theory - "The Conjugal Configuration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy’s honeymoon runs aground in New York, while Penny and Leonard discover they are uncomfortably similar to Amy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fowler (Teller and Kathy Bates). Also, Koothrappali insults physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and starts a Twitter war.

Young Sheldon - "Jiu-jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon is bullied by an unlikely character, and Mary and George disagree on how to handle the situation.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Proton Regeneration" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon goes head-to-head with Wil Wheaton for the role of the new Professor Proton. Also, Penny steps in to take care of Halley when Bernadette and Wolowitz both wind up on bed rest.

Murphy Brown - "Thanksgiving and Taking" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the culinarily challenged Murphy invites her colleagues plus Phyllis, Miguel and his parents (Valente Rodriguez and Selenis Leyva) for Thanksgiving dinner with Avery and her, they all brace themselves for the worst. Additional guest stars include Judy Gold as Officer Lynch and Ethan Slater as Officer Reynolds.


Friday, November 23

The Paynes - "A Giraffe and a Bull" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Terrance and Curtis struggle for power over the Laundromat.


Saturday, November 24

Henry Danger - "The Great Cactus Con" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jasper gets the chance to take his crush to Cactus Con, but when a mysterious villain gets involved in the convention, the entire gang is forced into action.

Cousins for Life - "Movin' In" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Cousins Ivy and Stuart find themselves living under the same roof; they soon learn that they are better together, and when they team up, they are unstoppable.


Sunday, November 25

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Turns 65" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Even though Margaret doesn't feel like celebrating, Hank, Sid and Charlie insist on taking her out to the local club for her birthday.

Bob's Burgers - "Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Convinced she's met the love of her life, Tina disguises herself as a boy and sneaks into the Boyz 4 Now auditions to find him; Teddy asks the rest of the Belcher gang to nurse his baby rat back to health.

The Simpsons - "Krusty the Clown" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer finds his calling as a TV recapper, but his harsh grading causes a brawl with Krusty; after almost killing Homer, Krusty hides out at a real circus and finds happiness there.

Bob's Burgers - "Roller? I Hardly Knew Her" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Gene is livid when his best friend Alex ditches him to be Courtney's roller-dancing partner; Teddy, Linda and Bob let their imaginations get the best of them when they discover someone is stalking the restaurant.

Family Guy - "Dog Bites Bear" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Brian get into a friendship-ending fight after Brian commits a terrible act to one of Stewie's beloved toys; Peter refuses to wash his hand after meeting his favorite breakfast cereal mascot, Boo Berry.

Rel - "Laundry Room" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Rel invites his Dad, Brittany and Nat to brunch; his plans go awry when his clothes are held hostage in his laundry room by a local gang.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Buys Rural Comedy From "Liberal Redneck" Trae Crowder; Crossover Event Planned for Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're already in to Thanksgiving week, and after Thursday, it's going to be all Christmas everywhere! But before that, let's take a moment to sit back and breathe and enjoy these last few moments of fall, as this week, we're hearing about a new comedy from ABC featuring a man known as the "Liberal Redneck," a crossover for The Big Bang Theory, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It's been under consideration for over a year, but now, ABC has bought a rural comedy that features Trae Crowder, who is known for his stage persona of the "Liberal Redneck." (Deadline)
  • It probably isn't a big surprise that there is going to be a crossover event between The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon. (Vulture)
  • Roy Clark, host of the long-running series Hee Haw, has died at age 85. (New York Times)
  • One has to wonder how much of a future awards shows have on TV, as they are all collectively getting lower and lower ratings every year. This week, it was the Country Music Awards that saw record low ratings. (Deadline)
  • It just wouldn't be Christmas without a newly colorized I Love Lucy episode, and CBS will be doing that yet again this year, along with some newly colorized episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. (SitcomsOnline)

TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 20) HOME MEDIA RELEASE

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season



WEEKLY PLANNER (NOVEMBER 17 - NOVEMBER 23)
  • Decades has a binge marathon of Barnaby Jones this weekend.
  • Steve Carrell makes his return to comedy as host of Saturday Night Live tonight.
  • ABC will have A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Wednesday night.
  • You can spend all Thanksgiving weekend with the Seavers, as Antenna TV will be airing every single episode of Growing Pains all weekend long, starting Wednesday night.
  • We don't normally point out the airing of a single episode of a classic series that regularly airs on a network anyway, but we'll make an exception for this one since it's a timely favorite: the "Turkey's Away" episode of WKRP in Cincinnati will air both Sunday at 7:30PM ET and Thursday at 9:30PM ET on MeTV.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Fri-Yay: An Appreciation for Mike Schur's Comedies; IFC Acquires Pee-wee's Playhouse

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

Parks and Recreation

by Vincent

Recently, I've been engaging on a rewatch of Parks and Recreation. It's a show I haven't revisited too much since its end, and it's made me forget just what a delightful little show it was. It was funny, optimistic and filled with likable characters, and while its optimistic view on politics already seems somewhat outdated, the show's strengths more than make up for it. What else I saw it in, though, was a little bit of Mike Schur's future sitcoms - Brooklyn Nine-Nine and especially The Good Place. In many ways, the critical adoration of Parks and Recreation could be directly traced to those two shows. So in this blog post, I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge Parks and the world of Mike Schur comedies it created.

Although these three shows seem very different in some ways, one thing remains true about them - after you watch them, you feel good about the state of the world. Even The Good Place, with its huge twists and turns, is ultimately a show about how people can change and get better. This is baked into the DNA of Parks, a show that seems to believe anything is possible if you really work hard enough and surround yourself with the right people. That's evident in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, too, a show about how things are a little easier if you surround yourself with a close group of friends. And The Good Place, for all of its intricate plotting, has a similar sunny message. Watching Parks, I can see the DNA for all of these shows, and I can better understand the state of mind that Mike Schur is keeping in mind when keeping his new shows. If you're into either Good Place or Brooklyn Nine-Nine and want to see where it all began, I highly recommend jumping into Parks and Rec - it is, in many ways, where it all began.


Pee-wee's Playhouse

The secret word is "Pee-wee" as IFC announced that it will begin airing the cult Saturday morning classic Pee-wee's Playhouse starring Paul Reubens starting on Thanksgiving. The network will kick off its run of the series during a 24-hour marathon, including the iconic holiday special Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse, on Thursday, November 22 starting at 6AM. Subsequently, the show will return to its rightful home on Saturday mornings beginning November 24. Watch, scream out loud and share Pee-wee's return to the silver screen in an all new promo here.

For over 30 years, the enormously popular Pee-wee Herman and innovative television series Pee-Wee's Playhouse, created by, and starring Paul Reubens, has captured a special place in the hearts of millions of viewers, young and old. Since its initial premiere on CBS in 1986, this multiple Emmy(R)-winning children's program became Saturday morning appointment viewing for kids in the 80s and 90s and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist ever since. TV Guide named Pee-Wee's Playhouse "one of the top ten cult television classics of all time."



Thursday, November 15, 2018

Drunk History and Corporate Return in January; Jim Gaffigan Returns with Comedy Central Special

Drunk History

Comedy Central's Drunk History and Corporate are both back with new episodes beginning Tuesday, January 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT respectively. Celebrating its 6th season premiere, Drunk History devotes a full episode to an Are You Afraid Of The Dark parody around Mary Shelley's creation of Frankenstein. The episode features A-list talent including, Evan Rachel Wood as Mary, Seth Rogen as Dr. Frankenstein, Elijah Wood as Percy Shelley, Jack McBrayer as Lord Byron and Will Ferrell as Frankenstein's Monster. The episode is narrated by Rich Fulcher.

Corporate

Season two of the critically-acclaimed Corporate will feature its own lineup of star-studded guests with Kyra Sedgwick, Elizabeth Perkins, Kristen Schaal, Sasheer Zamata, Baron Vaughn and Andy Richter. Corporate stars series' creators/writers/executive producers Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman as two Junior Executives-in-Training at Hampton DeVille, a heartless, corporate hell-hole led by tyrannical CEO Christian DeVille (Lance Reddick) and his top lieutenants, sycophants John and Kate (Adam Lustick and Anne Dudek). As Matt and Jake navigate an ever-revolving series of disasters their only ally is Grace (Aparna Nancherla), a Hampton DeVille Human Resources rep who is beleaguered by both her job and her exhausting relationship with the very needy Matt and Jake. As previously announced, Comedy Central will debut the final season of Broad City on Thursday, January 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the series premiere of Comedy Central's brand new, half-hour scripted series The Other Two.


In more Comedy Central news, Jim Gaffigan is back on Comedy Central on Friday, November 23 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT in the network debut of Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, a special 90 minute event. In Noble Ape, Gaffigan gets personal as he discusses the medical crisis that hit his wife and family this year, which almost led to his retirement. Using his signature everyman humor to deal with the unthinkable, Gaffigan proves why the Wall Street Journal called him the "king of clean comedy." Noble Ape was recorded live at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA after a sold out North American Tour of theaters and arenas. A Comedy Dynamics original, it premiered on July 13 in theaters and on demand. Leading up to the on-air premiere, cc.com and the CC App will feature preview clips from the special. On Saturday, November 24, the full special will be available to stream in the CC App and on CC.com. Fans can follow Gaffigan on Twitter at @JimGaffigan and Comedy Central Stand-Up at @standup to join the social conversation around #NobleApe.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy in Color on Dec. 14; The CW Sets January 2019 Premiere Dates

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now Living In Color!, a new one-hour special with two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series creator and co-star Carl Reiner personally selected the two episodes to showcase his favorite episodes featuring Dick Van Dyke. The special features the season one episode "Where Did I Come From," written by Carl Reiner, and the season four episode "Never Bathe on Saturday," also written by Reiner. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set - at the beginning and end of the hour - with no interruption between the episodes.

I Love Lucy Christmas Special

I Love Lucy Christmas Special, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. I Love Lucy Christmas Special features "The Christmas Episode" and the newly colorized "Pioneer Women." Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.


Roswell, New Mexico

The CW Network has started to set its 2019 midseason schedule by slating the debut of new series Roswell, New Mexico for Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) and moving Black Lightning to Mondays after Arrow starting on January 21, 2019 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). With these January moves, DC's Legends of Tomorrow will return to Mondays in April after Black Lightning concludes its second season. Additionally, new series In the Dark is currently scheduled to debut on Thursdays after Legacies completes its first full 16-episode season. The beloved Jane the Virgin will return for its final season on Wednesday nights at 9 (after Riverdale at 8) in the spring once All American wraps its first full 16-episode season. Also, slated to return later in the Spring of 2019 is the final season of iZombie and the sixth season of The 100. Exact dates for Spring premieres to be announced later.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

getTV 2018 Holiday Marathons Schedule; truTV Comedy Returns for 3rd Season

getTV

getTV, "Where America Celebrates Christmas," kicks off its annual "Most Wonderful Month of the Year" holiday programming campaign beginning Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving Day "First Families of Comedy" marathon, featuring back-to-back episodes of Married with Children, All in the Family, Sanford and Son and Good Times. On Friday, November 23 at 9PM ET, the getTV premiere of The Patti LaBelle Show, classic variety special not seen in the U.S. since its Thanksgiving broadcast premiere in 1985, featuring performances by Cyndi Lauper, Luther Vandross and Amy Grant. Multiple holiday-themed episodes of Married with Children, The Steve Harvey Show, All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Good Times, Walker Texas Ranger, Designing Women, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, 'Til Death and more will air throughout the month. View the full getTV 2018 holiday line-up.


Those Who Can't

truTV is going back to school with the season three premiere of its scripted comedy Those Who Can't on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Created by and starring Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix, with Maria Thayer starring alongside, the series is truTV's first-ever scripted project which premiered in 2016. It follows the faculty members of the fictional Smoot High in Denver, Colorado who are more inept than the kids they teach, and the outlandish exploits that take place inside the school's walls. The series' third season includes 13 half-hour episodes. The series stars show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, and Ben Roy - all members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix - as trouble-making high school teachers at Smoot High. They are joined by Maria Thayer as the school's librarian. Throughout its first two seasons, the show has featured an impressive roster of guest stars including Susie Essman, Kyle Kinane, Hana Mae Lee, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patton Oswalt, Cheri Oteri, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Rory Scovel, Baron Vaughn and many more.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, May 25

Game Shakers - "Bug Tussle" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Dub goes to Vegas and leaves Trip behind, the Game Shakers take Trip to Dub's awesome apartment to show him a good time.

Game Shakers - "Why Tonya" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers are approached by a fan who demands that they make changes to one of their games.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Friday, May 24

  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Watch Dana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • The Cast of The Big Bang Theory - Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott - Adam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John and his daughter Ella Bleu are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan stops by The Real, so check your local listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 5:30pm
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Broadway's Network on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée talks about Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short with Justin Long on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) and Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Beanie and Kaitlyn talk about Booksmart on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is in the kitchen on Pickler & Ben, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons

03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
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04/30 - CBS Announces Big Bang Special on Finale Night; Showtime Gets 2nd Season of Black Monday with Don Cheadle
04/29 - Disney Channel's Just Roll With It Premieres in June; Alyssa Milano Launches Podcast
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